The Montana Department of Corrections has a new American Indian liaison.
Harlan Trombley of Great Falls has been appointed to the post, Department of Corrections director Mike Batista announced Friday.
Trombley, a member of the Blackfeet Tribe, has spent 17 years in the criminal justice field. After serving as a tribal police officer in Browning, he joined the Cascade County Adult Detention Center in 2002, where he has risen through the ranks from a detention officer to a supervisor.
“I’m honored to have this position with the Department of Corrections,” Trombley said in a news release issued by the department. “I look forward to communicating with the Native American offenders, their families, crime victims and others who have questions or concerns related to American Indian culture and correctional practices.”
The Department of Corrections says the liaison “provides guidance and training to corrections staff on American Indian spiritual and cultural issues, within the realms of sound correctional practices.”
A graduate of Browning High School, Trombley earned an associate’s degree from Blackfeet Community College and his bachelor’s, in criminal justice, from the University of Great Falls.
- Vince Devlin